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© 2018 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 10

2018 Winter Olympics
This month, the world turns its
eyes on the South Korean region
of PyeongChang.

Quiz a friend or family
member about the Olympics.

1. What do the five rings of
the Olympics mean?
❏ Five Cities
❏ Five Countries
❏ Five Continents

Over 2,500 athletes from nearly
90 countries will compete in
winter sports like skiing, skating,
curling, ice hockey, ski jumping
snowboarding and more!

This is where the 2018 Winter
Olympics are being held from
Friday, February 9 through
Sunday, February 25.

Fill in the missing words.

WINTER OLYMPICS SCHEDULE

Use the information below to complete the calendar to show when
some of the most popular competitions begin. Cut out each event
stamp and paste it on the calendar where it belongs.

Bobsledstarts9daysafterthe
OpeningCeremonies.Speed Skating
starts8daysbeforeBobsled.Figure
Skatingstarts1daybeforeSpeed
Skating.Alpine Skiing starts
2daysafterFigureSkating.

FIGURE
SKATING

BOBSLED

Meet the Mascots

Soohorang is the mascot of the
Olympic Winter Games in
PyeongChang 2018. Soohorang is
a white tiger, which is considered
Korea’s guardian _____________.

SPEED
SKATING

In Korean, Sooho means protection. This part of the name
was chosen to show that the __________ will offer
protection to the athletes, spectators and other participants
in the 2018 Games. Rang comes from the middle letter of
Ho-rang-i, the Korean word for tiger.

ALPINE
SKIING

February 2018
SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1

2

3

9

10

4

5

6

7

8

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

CLOSING
CEREMONIES

OPENING
CEREMONIES

The Paralympic
Games

SATURDAY

Banda means half-moon,
which is the shape of the white mark on the bear’s chest
and bi means to celebrate the Games.
The Winter Paralympic Games is an international sporting
event where ______________ with physical disabilities
compete. The Winter Paralympic Games are held every
four years directly following the Winter Olympic Games.

For a full schedule of events go to:

It is said that a picture is
worth a thousand words.
At the Olympic Games, a
picture is worth a thousand
words in hundreds of
languages. A pictogram,
a picture symbol, will be
used at the Games to help
people all over the world
understand what is
happening.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Use
context clues to determine the meaning of words.

Can you read these pictograms? Do the math to match each
pictogram to the name of the sport it represents.

21

29

24

27 - 3 = LUGE
31-5 = SNOWBOARDING
37 - 9 = SKI JUMPING

26

28

29 - 8 = CURLING
39 - 10 = ICE HOCKEY

Olympic mascot and pictogram artwork ©2017 IOC www.pyeongchang2018.com

Can you trace the
lines of the skater’s
path without going
back along any lines?
Score yourself and
have a friend try.
Under 2 minutes:
10 POINTS
Over 2 minutes:
5 POINTS
Your
score:
Friend’s
score:
Standards Link: Mathematical Reasoning: Problem solving.

3. According to the
Olympic Creed, the most
important thing in the
Olympic Games is not to
win but ...
❏ to play fair.
❏ to win big.
❏ to take part.
4. Where is the Olympic
torch first lit?
❏ Athens
❏ Greece
❏ Olympia

Bandabi, is the mascot of the
Winter Paralympic Games.
It is an Asiatic black bear.
The bear is a symbol of strong
will and ___________ in Korea.

pyeongchang2018.com/en/schedule

2. What does the Olympic
Motto “Citius, Altius,
Fortius” mean?
❏ Harder, Stronger,
Faster
❏ Swifter, Higher,
Stronger
❏ Better, Bigger,
Bolder

Look for five
symbols in today’s
newspaper. Show
them to a friend to
see if they can tell
what the symbol
represents.

5. Women were first
allowed to compete in the
Olympics in what year?
❏ 1800
❏ 1900
❏ 2000
6. The 2020 Summer
Olympic Games will be
held in:
❏ Paris
❏ Tokyo
❏ Los Angeles
7. Which of the following
is NOT a color of one of
the Olympic rings?
❏ Blue
❏ Purple
❏ Black

Standards Link: Research:
Use the newspaper to locate
information.

SOOHORANG Find the words by looking up,
down, backwards, forwards,
ATHLETES
sideways and diagonally.
SYMBOL
F B O B S L E D L S
WORLD
GAMES
O S E M A G T U W O
BANDABI
U K Y L K O G T B O
WINTER
R A I M Y E K C O H
SKATING
E T K W B E M A N O
HOCKEY
LUGE
T I S J W O R L D R
BOBSLED
N N S E T E L H T A
SKI
I G C S P E E D K N
ICE
NAME
W I B A N D A B I G
FOUR
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
SPEED
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

This week’s word:

REPRESENT

The verb represent means
to present an image, sign
or symbol of something.
The Midtown Wolves used a
paw print on their uniforms
to represent the team.
Try to use the word
represent in a sentence
today when talking with your
teacher, friends and family.

The Spirit of
the Olympics

Sports and Symbols

Sports team names and mascots give
personality to their teams. Look through
today’s sports section. Select one team and
make a list of characteristics you think that
team wants to convey with its name.

Some people talk about the
“Spirit of the Olympics.”
What do you think that
means?

Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

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